Webinar: HPA Axis, Cortisol and Depression

HPA Axis, Cortisol and Depression

James L. Wilson ND, PhD, discusses the frequent but often overlooked role of the HPA axis, particularly cortisol levels, in different types of depression.

Listen to/watch the recording below, and download the slides by clicking here.

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Types of depression seen in major depressive disorders
  • Types of depression most commonly seen by general and holistic practitioners
  • The role of the HPA Axis in depression
  • The role of both high and low cortisol in depression
  • How to diagnose and treat common conditions of high and low cortisol
  • Holistic treatment protocols for depression

Webinar Recorded: September 19, 2018

Documents for reference during webinar (click to download):

Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire
Cortisol Salivary Information Sheet
Metabolic Syndrome Diagnostic Work Sheet
Hamilton Depression Scale


About the Presenter:

James L. Wilson, DC, ND, PhD, received his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Arizona, with minors in Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and research in Cellular Immunology. His doctorates in Chiropractic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine are from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

As one of the 14 founding members of CCNM, now the largest Naturopathic College in the world, Dr. Wilson has long been on the forefront of alternative medicine. For over twenty-five years, he was in private practice in Canada and the United States. In 1998, Dr. Wilson coined the term ‘adrenal fatigue’ to identify below optimal adrenal function resulting from stress and distinguish it from Addison’s disease.

With a researcher’s grasp of science and a clinician’s understanding of its human impact, Dr. Wilson has helped many physicians understand the physiology behind and treatment of various health conditions. He is acknowledged as an expert on alternative medicine, especially in the area of stress and adrenal function. Dr. Wilson is a respected and sought after lecturer and consultant in the medical and alternative healthcare communities in the United States and abroad.


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